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Determination of characteristic parameters for the thermal decomposition of epoxy resin/carbon fibre composites in cone calorimeter

Abstract

The thermal degradation of two epoxy resin/carbon fiber composites which differ by their volume fractions in carbon fiber (56 and 59 vol%.) was investigated in cone calorimeter under air atmosphere with a piloted ignition. The external heat flux of cone calorimeter was varied up to 75 kW.m-2 to study the influence of the carbon fiber amount on the thermal decomposition of those composites. Thus, main parameters of the thermal decomposition of two different composites were determined such as: mass loss, mass loss rate, ignition time, thermal response parameter, ignition temperature, critical heat flux, thermal inertia and heat of gasification. As a result, all the parameters that characterize the thermal resistance of composites are decreased when the carbon fiber volume fraction is increased.

Related subjects: Safety
Countries: France
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2011-09-12
2021-06-24
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